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Friday November 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM PST
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Village Baptist Church 
330 SW Murray Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005

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WCNN Steering Committee 
Vision Action Network 

 Choosing Technology and Databases 

Friday, November 15, 2013  8:30am-10:00am
Village Baptist Church, Beaverton

Join us for an informative morning with Amanda Jarman of Fundraising Nerd about how your nonprofit can use databases. This workshop will answer essential questions such as: 

Where does the data come from? 
Why would you choose some information and not other pieces to put in the database? 
How long do you keep data?
When do you have to move from a spreadsheet to a database and how do you know which one to choose? 
What basic “rules” should you follow when populating a database? 

For those that are just starting down this road, this presentation will discuss first steps, easy to implement solutions, and explanations about why certain measures should be taken to enable your organization grow and become sustainable.

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Amanda Jarman has honed her expertise in data management, analytics, prospect research and relationship management during her 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration. She has worked in various fundraising data-related positions at Portland State University for the past five years, most recently as Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services. She previously served as Associate Director of Advancement Services at Lewis & Clark College. Her prior experience also includes roles at small non-profits including a domestic violence shelter and a food co-op, where she created their first volunteer database.

At Lewis & Clark and Portland State, Amanda designed and implemented research and prospect management procedures, policies and projects to support an increased level of major gift fundraising activity. Her expertise includes designing and implementing database screenings; research resource selection and budgeting; establishing research and prospect management systems; and developing metrics for development officers.

At Portland State, Amanda was responsible for launching the University’s first-ever Advancement Services division, which consolidated multiple data services into one team. She led significant efforts to define and improve data processes and policies, and to improve data quality through de-duplication, data field definition and cleanup, and consolidation of multiple data sources.  She also led several significant expansions, implementing multiple new database modules and functions.

Amanda is a sought-after expert in her field, and frequently speaks on data topics at development conferences.